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Over The Counter Treatment For Bacterial Skin Infection
Any over-the-counter medicines I can avail for a bacterial skin infection? I seem to have developed tiny dry itchy spots that later LOOKS like a clot
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Antibiotics: Depending on the severity, either topical or oral. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes.: If the area in question is red, firm, hot, and tender to the touch, infection is a possibility, whether pustules are present or not. Staph infections typically have pustules, but not necessarily; and strep (and some other) bacterial infections usually do not display pustules at all. ...Read more
Consultation time: Proper treatment will require examination and likely prescription medication. Call your pcp and schedule a visit. ...Read more
Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection
Hello.: Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more
I went to the docs to check that the bacterial skin infection on ny chin had healed, the doc confirmed that it is, is it safe to use my face wash & cr?
Yes: Once infection has healed, it is ok to resume regular hygiene routine. ...Read more
Depends on bug and: Location of infection. In general bacterial infections cause pus forming lesions, e.g., boils, cellulitis, skin abscess, infection of burns and other skin disease sites. Other lesions are impetigo, scalded skin, paronychia etc. Special cases include, anthrax, tuberculosis, entry lesions of plague and lyme disease; syphilis, and leprosy. ...Read more
Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans. S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read more
Perhaps nothing: Difficult to know what you mean by bacterial skin infections, but if these are boils that some people call spider-bites they may be due to methicillin-resistant staph aureus. You do not necessarily have to do anything "wrong" to get these, but occasionally they can be produced by your coming in direct contact with lesions in another person. ...Read more
Is PAIN is the Mandatory Symptom of Bacterial skin Infection? Or also it can be reddish, warm and inflame skin but without pain?
No: Some minor & superficial bacterial skin infections would not trigger any pain. Not all reddish/warm skin is infected. Sometimes such a finding is a minor allergic response to contact allergen or insect bite. ...Read more
It could be possible that a bacterial skin infection on the outer ear form as a result of repetitive friction?
Depends: If that repetitive friction creates any break in the skin there is a chance germs can invade that break. The skin is a good basic barrier to infection and sometimes just thickens with friction, like the thick skin of the soles of your feet. Friction in other areas can wear down the protection & lead to breaks in that protection. You must have a source of germs ready to invade for infection to occur. ...Read more
Little blisters: If the rash is on the hands or feet you have dyshidrotic eczema. Small fluid-filled blisters called vesicles appear on the fingers, hands, and feet. They are most common along the edges of the fingers, toes, palms, and soles. These blisters can cause intense itching and scaly patches of skin that flake constantly or become red, cracked, and painful. Rx prescription cortisone. ...Read more
I have a bacterial skin infection on my chin & mouth area, also spread in some areas of neck nd chest. Is it normal for it to itch after applying the?
Yes: Itch associated with the topical infection is a common symptom. Continue to apply the medication as directed by the physician. This will improve when the infection starts to improve. You could ask your doctor if an oral antihistamine is safe to help with the itchy skin and ask exactly which is safe. Don't just buy one and start treating yourself. ...Read more
Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...Read more
Having symptoms I had prior that ended up being a fungal/yeast SKIN infection but 3day Monistat OTC treatment isn't helping, should I cease using it?
My 'friend' has a skin infection at the base of his penis on the underside. Any OTC treatments for this?
Time to see a doc...: Infections around the genitals can be bacterial (something like folliculitis) or viral (like herpes). Both are treatable with the right medication - and both respond better to meds the sooner you start on the medication - but the only way to know is to see a doctor. Have your 'friend' see them soon! Best of luck! ...Read more
Skin infection: I would be careful about treating a skin infection of the leg with homeopathic treatment. The doctor should culture the infection to see what the organism is. Be alert for any signs of swelling, redness, purulence, tenderness. If present the treament may not be working as desired and you should use a conventional therapy. ...Read more
I have a suspected skin infection that has started swelling Can you have a look and recommend a treatment?
Plan: You have to make a gooood photo, few of them, and call for consult. Or go to the local doctor. ...Read more
Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney
To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more
Is there a skin infection (bacterial/fungal...etc) that causes itchy bumps/sores that are connected by a thin line just under the skin?
If possible,: Take a well lit picture and post it with your question. ...Read more
Out of this pathogen (i)Bacteria or (ii)Fungus or (iii)Viral. Which Skin Infection shows Abnormal WBC in Blood.?
All of them:
All of these pathogens can cause abnormal WBCs.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can you get a baterial skin infection if your girlfriend has had trouble with utis? It has hurt to urinate only once.
Upper left lateral abdominal pain previously treated for bacterial skin infection w zyvox (linezolid) 2 bottles. Can this be splenomegaly?
Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?
Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so I wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? ...Read more
Varies: For single lesions, opening and draining them may obviate the need for antibiotics. When antibiotics are needed, 10-14 days seems adequate for resolution of the skin lesions, but then must think about getting rid of the carriage state with Mupirocin in nose and skin washing with Chlorhexidine containing soaps. ...Read more
Skin is thick: Because antibiotics don't always reach the skin well. However, abx actually do cure the very very large majority of skin infections. ...Read more
Bullous bliswters in a 88 year old what is best treatment. Infection in skin now bacterial infection?
See physician: Depending on location and severity, may need oral antibiotics if infected, need a diagnosis and cause of blisters for proper treatment. ...Read more
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